Flying

Is It Safe to Fly When You're Pregnant?

Amanda Statham | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

Of course there are steps you can take to ensure you and baby are as safe as possible and enjoy the journey rather than simply survive it, so here's everything I've learnt about flying pregnant over the last couple of child-rearing years while working as a travel writer, which will hopefully give you confidence if you're having flying jitters and some peace of mind too.

If You're A Nervous Flyer, Don't Watch This Video

Ruptly TV | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

This video might not be for those who are afraid of flying! Astonishing footage captures the moments of several planes attempting to land during high ...

The Must Have Tips for Flying When Pregnant

Carrie Bradley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

Many women will need to fly when they are pregnant, whether for a wedding, business trip or a well- deserved relaxing 'baby-moon'. It could be your last opportunity to eat an airplane meal and watch an in-flight movie uninterrupted!

Life in the Fast Lane: Top Tips on Overcoming Jetlag

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

Traveling is like childbirth, after a while you forget the pain and want to do it all over again. In the last twelve months I've circumnavigated the globe twice - zigzagging my way from LA to Sydney, Miami and LA then onto Cannes, Paris, London and Dubai.

Ten Tips for Flying With Your Toddler

Amanda Statham | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

Gone are the days when I can rush out of the door with a passport, flip-flops and bikini. Travelling with a toddler takes effort and it's easier if you've got everything you need (and a bit more).

Flying Could Be About To Get A Lot Quieter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

Aeroplanes are noisy, there are no two ways about it. Over long periods the sound can become oppressive - it's precisely the reason that noise-cancell...

This Flying Bicycle From The 60s Is Beyond Impractical

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech

By 1962 man had already shown that the flying car was impractically possibly, but what about the push bike? Nobody had yet attempted to turn the humbl...

Would I Have Stopped Andreas Lubitz From Flying?

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Silvert

As a psychiatrist I often send reports to occupational health departments based on my risk assessment. I found myself last week asking would I have pulled this pilot's license based on my assessment? And the honest answer is no.

Terrifying Video Shows Wobbly Planes Landing Almost Sideways Due To High Winds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Videos showing planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport today have emerged, showing one plane almost sideways until moments before touching down. H...

Top Tips To Help Beat Jet Lag

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing quite trumps the horrendous holiday aftermath that is jet lag. You feel cranky, confused and, given half the chance, you could probably sle...

Flying - It's not for me

Claire Michael | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

Maybe it's just time to admit that flying isn't for me. I'm not going to disembark fresh faced after a peaceful eight hour nap and I'm sure as hell not going to learn to stomach crappy airline food.

Selfie 'Could Have Caused Plane Crash'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

A light aircraft crash in Colorado which cost the lives of both the pilot and the passenger, could have been caused by the pilot trying to take a self...

A Day in the Life of a Bush Pilot

Matt Dearden | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Dearden

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you left that boring old nine to five job behind and ran away to live in the jungle? Well that's exactly what I did so let me take you on a journey from the remote seaside town of Nabire into some of the world's most remote settlements.

BA Uses Mind-Bending Video To Show Off Its New Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

BA has released an incredible video using 4D projection to celebrate the launch of its first A380 flying from London to Singapore. The video uses a...

Surely, This £99 Airfare To The US Must Be A Mistake...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

A budget Icelandic airline has launched what are thought to be the cheapest flights ever offered from the UK to the US - priced at £99. The approp...

Jet Lag Doesn't Just Affect Our Sleep...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've ever been on long haul flight you'll know jet lag can just make you feel tired, but did you know it might also make you put on weight? Sc...

Tiny Robot Learns To Fly Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have modified a tiny off-the-shelf robot allowing it to fly a human flight simulator...

The Dreadful Truth of Flying With Children

Natasha Batsford | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

There are some things in life that are universally regarded as a stupid idea; hula dancing in front of a lion, playing Russian roulette with a semi automatic weapon, and taking three children under 5 on a two week trip to the other side of the world.

Orphaned Baby Elephant Spirited Away In A Tiny Plane After Poachers Kill His Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Footage has emerged of a baby elephant being rescued in a four-seater lightweight plane, after the rest of its 100-strong herd was slaughtered by poac...

How Do You Feel About People Reclining Their Plane Seat?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this... You're going on holiday and have arrived at the airport two hours before your flight. You've gone through the rigmarole of checking...

Why Flying Ryanair Can Make You Happy

Danny McCubbin | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Last Friday I had followed my own advice and everything was going smoothly but then for some reason I started feeling agitated at everything that was happening around me. Why was the bloke next to me hogging both armrests? Why was the flight attendant so angry and snappy with the customers?

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (and Didn't) About Lost Luggage

Travelzoo UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

According to SITA (the company that tracks lost baggage performance) an estimated 21.8 million bags were mishandled in 2013 - that's almost seven items for every 1,000 passengers. It could be worse though - in 2007, the airline industry's worst year for misplaced baggage, 46.9 million bags went missing.

Arriving in Pakistan

Haris Suleman | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our departure from Al Ain was exhausting, but my father and I started to calm down once we set our sights on the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf. ...

Why, Oh Why Al Ain?

Haris Suleman | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

We decided to extend our stay by one day in Cairo to be able to go to the Pyramids. The next morning we departed for Aswan, which was our departure airport for customs and we needed to buy enough Avgas (aviation gasoline) to cross the Arabian Desert on our way to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, where we have some dear friends that we were staying with.

Robot Valet Parks Cars For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Ray, the world's first completely automated car park. You simply drop your car off, Ray then picks up your car and slots it into one of the em...